World: Israel: An Heir for Golda Meir

TOWARD the end of last month, the leaders of Israel's governing Labor Party met four or five times in Tel Aviv to discuss the problems that would confront the country during the 1970s. The last of the meetings was a secret caucus at the home of Tel Aviv's mayor, Yehoshua Rabinowitz. Three faces were missing. Premier Golda Meir had purposely absented herself. Pinhas Sapir, Israel's Finance Minister and the party's powerful kingmaker, was traveling on government business. Defense Minister Moshe Dayan had not been invited. The consensus of the meeting, after lengthy discussion,...

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